[N. p. n. p., 1816]. First edition. 8vo, removed pamphlet, lower edges untrimmed, 24 pages. Small flaw to the final leaf, with loss of a few letters; some light foxing; a very good copy. Item #8747
With an early ink correction in the text, perhaps authorial. An instance of the religious ferment of the period, a young Associate Reformed Presbyterian seminarian's defense against his expulsion, this pamphlet largely the text (with explanatory notes) of the discourse for which he was expelled. Dewey evidently argued against a doctrine of limited atonement in Christ; his arguments, alas, were viewed by the principals of the seminary as "so deeply erroneous, so radically subversive of the whole Gospel scheme, and so ruinous to the souls of men, that they cannot be tolerated in the Seminary under our care." Contemporary ink inscription at the head of the title, "T. M. Library." American Imprints 37439.